Professional Development Testimonials

“A dynamic, genuine and charismatic facilitator who awakens, opens and stretches the mind and body to learning and growing. Larry’s ability to push beyond and above while enhancing clarity and focus, as well as his ability to reach every individual in a diverse group of professionals are some of the amazing gifts he shares while teaching. Every class was exciting, real, intriguing, and well thought out, layered and executed. His attention to detail, knowledge, professionalism and integrity were amazing to experience, and most inspiring.”

Gila Levi, Director of Development, OperaWorks

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“Your terrific, energetic program brought staff to a new level of communication. We have some specific challenges that you were able to target, bringing new and innovative techniques that are easy to understand and incorporate into our daily routines. Your passion and skill led us through an introspective look at ourselves and offered us better ways to work and live together.”

Margy Feldman, President/CEO, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles

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“Your warmth and approach made the not-so-natural come easily—for members to open up about personal needs and directions before such a large group of people. I am grateful for the end result: concrete suggestions from our constituents about how we can best serve them. Thank you for helping us grow ever-stronger and more connected.”

Lori Steinhauer, Director, Ventura County Partnership for Safe Families and Communities

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“Each staff member left with a new approach to communicating with each other and with themselves to elevate office morale. Your dynamic presentation style and ability to empathize created a comfortable and entertaining atmosphere. Your emphasis on self-awareness and a sense of identity in the workplace was unique.”

Mark Meltzer, CEO/Executive Director, Jewish Free Loan Association

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“A great facilitator with a knack for drawing out what is unique in each individual, Larry Braman’s instruction was invaluable. Over the course of several weeks I saw him instill even the most introverted members of our team with confidence.”

Keri Luna, Los Angeles Valley College

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“Larry is an incredibly gifted trainer who provides a distinctly unique vision and methodology for motivating his people. In only a few short sessions Larry dramatically improved my public speaking skill by retooling my technique and helping me to identify roadblocks that I didn’t even realize were there. I encourage anyone looking for a fresh and innovative approach to hire Larry Braman: I cannot recommend him highly enough!”

Victor Beauchamp, City of Los Angeles 6th Council District

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“When I walked in the room I was so impressed with how supportive and attentive the group was being.  You’re getting them out of their comfort zone and challenging them, and they appreciate it!”

Allison Silver, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles Valley College

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“What a privilege it has been to have Larry Braman as one of our instructors in the LA Fellows program! He is a warm, engaging, creative and effective teacher and facilitator. Our sessions with him were always interesting, fun and challenging. He led us on an amazing journey of self-discovery and re-discovery, helping us develop, strengthen and sharpen the skills and the tools necessary for success in finding the right opportunities in our personal and career development.”

Ana Gamboa, Employment Specialist, Chrysalis

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“Your acting background really makes you stand out as an instructor. You are the complete career training professional. Thank you.”

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“You deserve my highest recommendation because I truly enjoy the interactive sessions you bring to our program. I’m a person who learns by doing and not by listening to lectures all day.”

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“Larry, your Presentation Skills workshop was so timely! I have to give a presentation this a.m. at a music networking brunch and I am not too worried about it. My teeth aren’t even chattering.”

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“Larry has challenged us to move outside our box and created opportunities for us to creatively look at ourselves and the teams we want to build in our organization. This has not always been easy for us, but in the end, he has helped us all to grow. No small achievement!”

Dave Ferguson, Arque Capital

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“The workshop awakened my imagination and creativity. I felt I was able to access an inner part of my mind. It was very personal, yet it did not feel intrusive. I can’t think of anyone who could not benefit from this.”

Luis Herrera, Training and Performance Specialist, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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“The tools I took away from your workshop are essential to surviving each work day.  At your seminar, passion and determination ruled the day.”

Francine Bronstein, Sr. Admin. Assist., City of Los Angeles Department on Disability

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“I’ve already used your honest communication technique to mend two work relationships!”

Kathleen Ninneman, Fine Jewelry Specialist

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“You provided a pensive, yet playful environment and some powerful, practical, easy-to-use tools to energize my batteries. And the beauty is I have already started using these simple but effective tools during the work day. I appreciated the chance to be introspective and to tap my own potential, creativity, and sense of calm—vital resources in the work world. Your style and presence are calming—they elicit trust.”

Susan Silver, President, Positively Organized!

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“Your curriculum provided staff the opportunity to learn how to better check in with themselves and learn to breathe and relax in a stressful work environment.”

Betsy Swanson, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health / Health Education Unit

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“Our most successful networking breakfast to date. There is obviously a deep need for the kind of programming you offer. Your careful attention to the needs of the audience made each of us walk away with a better understanding of our personal and professional needs, and the role our work plays in our lives.”

Dena Jenson, Director,Ventura County Community Foundation Recource Center for Nonprofit Management

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“I understood that your ability to contribute fully in the workplace is based on your own understanding of the self you bring there.”

Joanne Webb, Career Counselor, The Actors Fund

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“This workshop creates balance. We learned how to relax and connect deeper into ourselves. Your workshop is for any organization that is interested in their employees’ well-being.”

Maria Wasserman, Sr. Analyst, Quest Diagnostics

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“Every now and then something different comes along, something that is so far beyond what others present, that it stands out as being in a world of its own. With the SELF program, Mr. Braman is one of these very rare experiences that no one should miss!”

Dr. Gary Felton, Clinical/Consulting Psychologist

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“Thanks to your expertise and guidance, I now feel exponentially closer to all of my teammates. I can’t thank you enough for fostering that connection.”